Just finished Ni No Kuni (ps3) *spoilers*

  • @sheria I kind of feel the other way. As a real life grown up, the over the top emotions in teen stuff makes me shudder and/or laugh most times.

  • Loved the game too, even platinum'd it.

  • I loved the game never finished it thought got up to the part to battle the evil wizard guy (forget his name) the battle system needs some work witch i hope they do in the sequel the story was okish enough i guess

  • @e_zed_eh_intern it was a combination of many things, one of which was being incredibly excited for the game and it turning out to be oh so lacking and bad in many aspects.

    The charm the game had faded away after a few hours after combat showed how bad and poorly thought out it was, which made getting through the game nothing short of a frustration exercise, the story wasn't really interesting and neither was the world after a point, not to mention that the ending was beyond unsatisfying. But the biggest thing for me was how dumbed down the dialogue was and how little respect it had for the player having to make light out of even the most obvious things.

    In short, I expected greatness from the game, and I don't think it was even decent, it was outright bad in most aspects.

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  • I'm the only one I know that loves the familiar system, so it's nice hearing someone else took to it!
    I think you hit the nail on the head - I loved the game when I played it for all the reasons you stated. I also never got into the post-game, but I rarely do so that doesn't really mean anything. I know some people really disliked the combat, but I enjoyed it for the most part. Overall one of my favorites!

  • Thanks for all the great replies!

    @sheria said in Just finished Ni No Kuni (ps3) *spoilers*:

    I for one didn't mind the combat though, I find it more enjoyable than your standard action RPG. The story and characters however, I found extremely childish, and none of its themes ended up appealing. Teen content I'm fine with, as that still appeals to an adult, children's fairy tales, which is what I get from NNK, don't though.

    I thought the story was really nice, although it was sweet and like a fairytale, there was lots of cool stuff in it. The depiction of the fairies was hilarious and the prince/frog backstory was pretty dark. Also, I loved the conflict between Swaine and his father, his little brother. The fact that Swaine wasn't destined to become a great wizard, I though was real nicely portrayed.

    @Musou-Tensei you platinum'd it..? That takes some real dedication, the postgame stuff, everything leading up to the "master of worlds" is harsh.. and the reward sucks! Come on.. who needs a freakin' car to drive around in AFTER you finish the entire game?? It's almost evil haha

  • I thought the Wizard's Companion (the book) was a far more interesting and impressive addition than the familiar system (which was just a bad pokemon sort of system). The familiar system also directly tied into the weak combat, so I'm not sad to see it gone.

  • I loved Ni No Kuni! It’s probably the most traditional RPG I’ve ever played, story wise, and I thought that the experience was positively magical. The music, the art, the story, everything just really immersed me into the world. I’ve come back to it many times just because it feels good to play. I suppose this is an uncommon opinion, but Ni No Kuni has one of my favorite battle systems ever. I like the Real Time/Monster/Menu fusion, and it’s one for few battle systems I never grew to hate with time. I can’t speak to the post game since I never played it, but I left the game feeling very satisfied. I played the sequel at E3 last year and I am beyond excited for Revenant Kingdom! I found the new battle system slightly confusing at times, but I beat the boss just fine. I think I would probably understand it better if I had more than 15 minutes to play. But besides that, Revenant Kingdom is absolutely gorgeous! I’m honestly shocked at how well realized the world is.

  • I bought Ni No Kuni solely because it said on the back that it had an option to play in Japanese with English subs. I was going to get a tales game, but couldn’t find one in the store and thought “that looks anime enough.”

    It’s so whimsical and fun, best kid’s game I’ve ever played. Well, best game that’s made me feel like a kid again anyway. The combat was one of my favourite things about the game, so the hate on that bewildered me since in my eyes it’s absolutely perfect for my hypothetical dream Pokémon on Switch game. Great game, gimme the sequel I don’t want to wait